Acupuncture is the stimulation of special points on the body that release substances in the nervous system involved in pain reduction. The biochemical changes stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities to promote physical and emotional well-being. This treatment is typically used to complement other physiotherapy techniques such as joint mobilization, massage and exercises.
It is a common treatment for chronic pain, fatigue, nausea, arthritis and digestive problems, to name a few.
As acupuncture becomes increasingly accessible to more Canadians, and more insurance companies cover this treatment, Physicians are recommending it more and more as an effective relief for many medical conditions.
When performed by a properly trained and licensed practitioner, acupuncture is safe and effective, free from adverse side effect.